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Most Eco-Friendly Line 5 consecutive years, 2018 Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers' Choice Awards

About Us


Holland America Line's mission guides our business to deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests, care for our employees, remain stewards of the environment and operate in partnership with the people and organizations in the communities in which we do business. Like many other companies today, we are adapting to the current economy and will continue to manage our resources carefully while enhancing our product in ways which delight our guests and sustain our business.

View the Sustainability 2023 report

The report was developed in accordance with the core level of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) standards.

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Operation Ocean's Alive

Our efforts to significantly reduce non-essential single-use items, including plastics, on our ships is key to our environmental compliance program, Operation Oceans Alive. We are committed to reducing these items by 50%.
infographic showing Holland America Line's strategy for reducing single-use items by 50% by 2021

Strategy For Single-Use Items And Plastics

It is our shared responsibility to limit our environmental footprint. The more we learn, the more we must be willing to move in the direction of zero-impact. We are committed to reducing, reusing, recycling, as well as to properly dispose of the waste we generate.
Certified Sustainable Alaska RFM and ship

RFM-Certified For Sustainable Alaska Seafood

We are the only cruise line certified by the Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) for sustainable Alaska seafood. RFM certified all 6 ships that sail to Alaska after an independent audit. RFM certification is a crucial step in our commitment to sustainability.